Sunday, January 16, 2011


Life goes on but it will never be the same again
I have lost my best friend She was worried about me when she went so I know she wouldn't want me to be unhappy ,but it is so hard
400 people attended her funeral so that shows how highly she was thought of So many of the people there were former patients that she had looked after when she was nursing So many told me she went above and beond
Iam so proud
I was very blessed to call her my daughter
Thankyou to all who have left me messages I have read each one and they have helped tremendously in my grieving process
Iam sorry I have not answered you individually but please know how much your support has meant to me
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Terry said...

It says a lot about your daughter that so many came to pay their respects to her. I guess all I can say is to be grateful for the time you did have with her. Some mothers don't get that much. Wrap yourself in one of those quilts Lyn made you and know how many people are with you in spirit as you get through this time.

Fonville Farm said...

I have not been blogging at all lately so I didn't realize that your daughter was sick. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I've lost a child, but before I ever got to know him, I can only imagine the pain that you are going through. 400 people, she must have been amazing!

Barb said...

That is alot of people, I know you are so proud of her and the life she to serve others. What a tribute to you as well to be her mother. My heart goes out to you....many prayers as well.

Suedio said...

What a beautiful gift that so many people have been enriched by knowing Lorraine.

Thoughts and hugs, Sue

Sue-Anne said...

I hope you can find comfort in the knowledge that Lorraine touched so many lives and how special she was for so many to come and honour her.

Just Ramblin' said...

Your precious daughter truly had a gift of touching lives. You can tell that she loved people and they loved her by the wonderful turn out for her funeral. What a wonderful tribute to her and to you for raising such a beautiful daughter. The void will never be filled but I pray the memories you hold dear will be a comfort and blessing to you in your time of need. My heart goes out to you and I pray that you may find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Nola

Anonymous said...

Dear Illene, a hard journey for you....and your loved ones....hold tight to the memories of Lorraine heart and thoughts with you...Love Lyn

Vickie said...

Lovely to see you pop on to your blog Illene,I am sure Lorraine will be looking down on you with immense love and admiration for having you as a mother.Wonderful to read so many came to pay thier respects.Cheers Vickie

Maria said...

How wonderful that so many folk came to pay their last respects to Lorraine.
I am pleased to see you back.Stay strong.

Jules said...

You have been in thoughts and prayers for so long Illene - realising that Lorraine's special Service of Thanksgiving for her life must have taken place. And boy - what a gathering! So many wanting to show their love and graditude - so, so special. And all for your daughter who now is safe within your heart forever. How lovely that you have come back on line to pick up parts of your life again. You have been missed. Take as long as you wish, talk as much as you wish about Lorraine and the rest of the family - we are here... Throughout the world. Hugs. Jules xxx

Micki said...

She was obviously loved by many, and I know how proud you were of her. I hope that you heal and my blessings go your way!

Loralynn said...

It's nice that so many people were touched by Lorraine. That so many showed up for her funeral shows how very much she was loved. That is also a testament to what a wonderful mother you were to her, that she turned out to be such a lovely woman. Take care of yourself.

Cyndi said...

Illene, you have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. The fact that Lorraine's service was so greatly attended is such a tribute to the woman that she was - loved and cherished by those who knew her. That also says a lot for you, the mother that raised her to be that woman. May the Lord give you peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.



Kelli said...

I am so sorry, Illene, I have not been blogging much the last couple of months so was way behind on reading them too.
I am sorry to hear about Lorraine, please know that my heart and prayers are for you and your family.

rozhearts said...

What a wonderful way in which to be remembered by so many people who obviosly thought so much of your beautiful daughter. Your happy memories will never fade and yes Lorraine would want you to be happy you were truely blessed.
((HUGS)) Roz.

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh, Ilene, what a special woman she must have been and remembered by many many loved ones in such a hopeful way!
This is the most difficult lost a mother has to deal with.
Sending you lots of love and warmth! xo

Lisa said...

It's hard when children die before the parents. If your daughter knew the Lord, you can be with her again, that's the good part.